AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:26:40 -0500 Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:09:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US-MED-Arguing-for-Vaccination-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Arguing-for-Vaccination- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3985 NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:42:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US-Tonsillectomy-Brain-Dead-Girl/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Tonsillectomy-Brain-Dead-Girl c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3bf1 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court battle over ending life support. 4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US--Wesleyan-Drug.Overdoses/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Wesleyan-Drug.Overdoses c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3bc4 MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital. FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:51:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US--Testosterone.Drugs-FDA/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Testosterone.Drugs-FDA c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3aa4 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue. Clarification: Vaccine Exemptions story Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:49:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/28/US-XGR--Vaccine.Exemptions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-XGR--Vaccine.Exemptions c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:26c4 SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported that Washington, California and Vermont were considering bills that would remove either personal, religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. The story should have attributed the information to Kristine Goodwin, a program manager at the National Conference on State Legislatures. Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:57:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/EU--Europe.Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Europe.Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3835 BRUSSELS (AP) — Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:02:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/AF--Ebola-Vulnerable.Countries/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-Vulnerable.Countries c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:380f N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:37:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US--Mother.Charged-Poisoning/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Mother.Charged-Poisoning c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3663 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube. GOP: Our plans would help people losing health subsidies Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:02:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/02/US-Congress-Health-Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-Health-Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3448 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. Ebola survivor leaves US after recovery to return to Africa Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:21:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/03/US-Ebola-Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Ebola-Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:35bc CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year. New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:28:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/02/US--FDA-New.Leadership/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--FDA-New.Leadership c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3252 WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:29:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/02/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:33c8 BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:15:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/02/US-MED--Delaying.Vaccines-Key.Questions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Delaying.Vaccines-Key.Questions c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:301c CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:38:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/01/US-Family-Advocate-Epilepsy-Treatment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Family-Advocate-Epilepsy-Treatment c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2c9f BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal. Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:54:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/03/01/AF-Ebola-West-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF-Ebola-West-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2c42 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:28:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/28/US--Weight-Loss.Product-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Weight-Loss.Product-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:28ef SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive. Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:52:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/28/US-XGR-Vaccine-Exemptions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-XGR-Vaccine-Exemptions c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:26c5 SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions. Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:47:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/28/US--Health.Overhaul-Tax.Troubles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Tax.Troubles c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:25bd WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:34:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/27/US--Tribes-Marijuana/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Tribes-Marijuana c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:213e TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/02/27/US--Ebola.Treatment.Study/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola.Treatment.Study c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:20c1 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis.